Category: Foot Pain

Pain and Swelling After Surgery or Injury

Swelling and pain are common after foot injury or surgery. Gravity is not a podiatrist’s best friend. After insult to a lower extremity, the vasculature gets larger in order to send increased blood flow and starts the healing process to the injured area. Many times, patients are informed to ice the injured area directly, however […]

Diabetes and Wound Care

We had a patient come in recently with pain in the right foot for one week. A red area had developed between the 4th and 5th toes and had been gradually getting larger and more painful. The patient finally went to the emergency room where the possibilities were a deep infection possibly affecting the bone, […]

Weekend Warriors: Injury Prevention

Have you noticed that the more time marches on the more difficult it is to bounce back from an injury? Even a mild workout or impromptu pick up game of basketball or flag football can cause significant soreness the next day. It used to be, 20+ years ago, you could easily shrug off such soreness […]

2 Main Reasons Why Bunions Hurt

Simplified, bunions result when the big toe shifts over to the lesser toes and the bone behind it shifts out, resulting in a prominent bump. As the big toe shifts over, the capsule and other soft tissues surrounding the big toe joint become stretched resulting in the stretch receptors to fire and cause pain. As […]

Coping With The Likely Injection

We now have an office out in Pueblo West as part of the Centura Clinic on the South side of Hwy 50 between Purcell and McCulloch. While at that location today, I was meeting with Gertrude (name changed to protect the innocent). It was determined that she would benefit from an injection in her arthritic […]